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    XM Radio

    Anyone try picking up the signal in Aruba lately? I am under the impression that you cannot?

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    Howdy, I ordered a car down there and I tried to get Satellite radio, it would not come with it. I was told it was not available. Who knows for sure. My son did take his portable Satellite radio and it did not work. That was Sirius and it was a couple of years ago. It would be great if you could get it. I really like the local channels, but some US input would be very welcome, sometimes.

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    Sirius

    3 weeks ago I brought down my portable Sirius radio with the car setup so I had an Antenna, I could not receive a signal. I thought on one of these boards some time ago it was mentioned that you could get get a signal during certain times of the day. I think the post even showed how the satellites were configured and the paths they followed.
    Luckly I had prerecorded a few hours of programming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Norman Paperman View Post
    Luckly I had prerecorded a few hours of programming.
    Thanks, guess that is an excellent suggestion for good option since my MP3 croaked. About how many songs are you able to record? Dh just bought me a Pioneer Inno.

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    Hi,

    There is no XM (satellite) radio signal in Aruba.
    I've seen your post a couple of days ago and went to investigate this and just today I got your answer. Sorry to disappoint you.

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    Thanks Reggie, I truly appreciate that. Will have to live with the radio as an mp3 player. As long as I am in Aruba, it will not be a problem. Well unless there are screaming babies on the beach.

    Really , just the airports and airplanes that are the agonizing part.

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    According to Wikipedia:

    "...XM provides digital programming directly from two high-powered satellites in geostationary orbit above the equator: XM Rhythm at 115 west longitude and XM Blues at 85 west longitude in addition to a network of ground-based repeaters. The combination of two satellites and a ground-based repeater network is designed to provide gap-free coverage anywhere within the continental U.S., the southern tip of Alaska, and in the southern part of Canada. The signal can also be received in the Caribbean Islands and most of Mexico (reports have stated that areas north of Acapulco are able to receive a steady signal[13]), however XM is not yet licensed for reception by paid subscribers living in these areas..."

    Considering Aruba is 2098 miles southeast of Acapulco, you will not received a reliable (if any) signal, unfortunately.
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    too bad there is no XM or SIRIUS in AUA.

    and.....wikipedia had been known to err.
    when using wikipedia, it is best to have a folloow up source.
    i have found oout the hard way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lou&nay View Post
    According to Wikipedia:

    "...XM provides digital programming directly from two high-powered satellites in geostationary orbit above the equator: XM Rhythm at 115 west longitude and XM Blues at 85 west longitude in addition to a network of ground-based repeaters. The combination of two satellites and a ground-based repeater network is designed to provide gap-free coverage anywhere within the continental U.S., the southern tip of Alaska, and in the southern part of Canada. The signal can also be received in the Caribbean Islands and most of Mexico (reports have stated that areas north of Acapulco are able to receive a steady signal[13]), however XM is not yet licensed for reception by paid subscribers living in these areas..."

    Considering Aruba is 2098 miles southeast of Acapulco, you will not received a reliable (if any) signal, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    .....wikipedia had been known to err.
    when using wikipedia, it is best to have a folloow up source.
    i have found oout the hard way!
    AANDREA
    Of course, ANYthing you read on the internet has errors, including forums . I was just adding a scientific perspective.

    BTW, I am only kidding, to Andrea... not meant to insult
    Last edited by lou and nay; 03-07-2008 at 07:47 AM. Reason: Clearing up tone.
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    I have SIRIUS radio & have streamed it via my laptop--worked fine.

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